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Release of two books by Sri Lanka RTI Commission on RTI Act and Regime


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Two books by Sri Lanka RTI Commission on RTI Act and Regime have been released online. 

The first volume contains extracts from selected orders of the Commission during 2017-2018 with keywords, synopsis of decisions and important principles highlighted. 

This has been compiled as a guide to enable information officers and designated officers as well as citizens to understand the approach of the Commission in applying the Act in order to encourage pro-public interest disclosure standards. 

The book also contains an index of a broader range of decisions categorised in respect of information released by public authorities under order of the Commission under the following:

  •  Annual reports, minutes of board meetings
  •  Bilateral agreements
  •  Compensation payments (for acquisition of land)
  •  Commission of inquiry reports
  •  Draft laws 
  •  Info on development projects
  •  Educational and professional qualifications of public officials
  •  Environmental related policies and permits 
  •  Examination results
  •  Expenses of public officials
  •  Hospital records
  •  Institutional decisions
  •  Recruitments, promotions, extensions, suspensions and terminations (in employment)
  •  Insurance claims 
  •  Pension anomalies
  •  Plans, maps and other land related documents
  •  Police complaints and inquiries 
  •  Policy decisions
  •  Salary particulars of public officials
  •  School admissions
  •  Statistical data
  •  Travel expenses by politicians

Volume Two edited by RTI Commission member Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena contains essays on Sri Lanka’s RTI Regime from a comparative perspective by lawyers, editors, communications policy makers, public servants and academics. 

While the publications are online at the moment, the Commission hopes to release printed copies later this month. 

 


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